DUBAI, Feb 7 (PTI): Star Pakistan off-spinner Saeed Ajmal was today cleared to resume international cricket after his bowling action was found to be legal during a retest at an ICC-accredited facility in Chennai, a development which may open up a chance for him to play in the upcoming World Cup. The ICC confirmed in a release that following remedial work and retests, the bowling actions of Ajmal and Sohag Gazi of Bangladesh have been found to be legal, and the players can now resume bowling in international cricket.
The 37-year-old Ajmal was suspended from bowling in international cricket last September for illegal bowling action.
He failed the first test conducted in Brisbane last year and then underwent a retest on January 24 at Sri Ramachandra University Sports Medicine Centre in Chennai where it was found that his bowling actions for all of his deliveries were within the 15-degree level of tolerance permitted under the ICC rules. �At the retests, it was revealed that the amount of elbow extensions in both the off-spinners� bowling actions for all their deliveries was within the 15-degree level of tolerance permitted under the ICC regulations for the review of bowlers reported with suspected illegal bowling actions,� the ICC said in the release.